I am a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB) at the University of Antwerp 

I study a broad range of topics, including natural resources, armed conflict, magico-religious beliefs, and internal constraints to development. One of my main research projects studies the mining sector in eastern DRC. Detailed information can be found under social minefield.

You can find my CV here.


I am further affiliated to: 
the Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance (LICOS) at the University of Leuven;
the Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit (SALDRU) at the University of Cape Town;
the Expertise Centre on Mining Governance (CEGEMI) at the University of Bukavu;  
and Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).